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The sun is back, and the sky is the most vacant shade of blue. That sky has no bottom. But at least the wind is gone, and the snow has melted almost completely away. Currently, it's 40˚F, which doesn't make me happy, but it makes me a hell of lot less unhappy that does 1˚F, with a windchill of -18˚F (Valentine's Day). The wind yesterday was murderous. It came late in the day with driving rain. At one point, the entire house shuddered. I'm not sure what the strongest recorded gust was yesterday, but we were warned they could reach 60mph.

Kathryn and I tried to go to the post office on Thayer, but the traffic was insane. We finally got tired of trying to find a parking place and went to the market. We'll have to make another bid for the post office later this week. On the way home, crossing the partly frozen Providence River at Point Street, I wished I had brought the camera to get a shot of the city, half shrouded in fog.

I didn't get much work done yesterday. Somehow, it turned into a bad day. The parking fiasco didn't help. Nor did the wind. Wind always puts me on edge. Edginess and boredom, depression and anger. Fun stuff.

Yesterday was the anniversary of Angela Carter's death, and I completely neglected to mention that.

Last night, we saw Sam Mendes' Spectre. While I don't think it quite lived up to the standard set by Skyfall (2012), I enjoyed it very much. It was nice to see Monica Belushi in the role of Lucia Sciarra. At 50 (at the time of casting), she's the oldest actress ever cast as a "Bond girl."

And that's all for now.

Later,
Aunt Beast

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Kiki Lang
Feb. 18th, 2016 03:35 pm (UTC)
Old man winter.
The temp. is twenty below, and I walked to the post office. The cold is bully, it never bothers anyone, unless it has the wind to back it up. I think during the production of the next Bond movie (,or Spectre?),Sony offered the studio a million five to use their new smart phone. The studio (Pinewood?) declined. The studio said, "Good or bad, or the Bond movies are icons." Damn right.

Edited at 2016-02-18 03:39 pm (UTC)
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